# Compare Larson to Other Calculus Books

Are the pages written to design by the author so that examples never break from one page to another?

*This innovation in pedagogical design was started by Ron Larson in 1995.*

Are the examples and exercises titled for clear identification of the concept that is illustrated in the example and exercise?

*These innovations in pedagogy were started by Ron Larson in 1982 and 2013.*

Does each section begin with a list of learning objectives for that section?

*The learning objectives at the beginning of each section correspond to the subsections in the section.*

Does each section contain an interactive example that is available **free** on the internet?

*At LarsonCalculus.com there is at least one Mathematica interactive example for each section in the book.*

Are the 3-dimensional figures in the book available **free** as rotatable graphics to help students visualize 3-dimensional figures?

*At LarsonCalculus.com each 3-dimensional figure in the book can be viewed and explored using Mathematica.*

Is the proof of each theorem in the book presented as a **free** video to help students understand the development of calculus?

*At LarsonCalculus.com co-author Bruce Edwards presents a video discussion of the proof of each theorem.*

Does the book contain over 10,000 exercises? Does each section contain a “How Do You See It?” exercise that stresses the concepts of calculus?

*The “How Do You See It?” exercises in each section were designed to visually reinforce concepts and applications.*

Does the book contain numerous applications of calculus in engineering and the physical sciences?

*On average, Larson’s Calculus has more than twice the number of engineering applications as Briggs’s or Stewart’s Calculus.*

Do students who use the book claim that it is the best math book they have ever used? Do they praise the book for its clear examples and prose?

*At Amazon.com, users of Larson’s Calculus praise the book and give it a rating of 4.7 out of 5. Briggs’s rating is 3.2 out of 5. Stewart’s rating is 2.7 out of 5.*

Is the Student Solution Manual (with the worked out solutions to the odd-numbered exercises) available **free online?**

*The worked out solutions are free at CalcChat.com. These come with free live tutorial help.*

Is the book accompanied by **free** tutorial videos to help students see the lesson from a different perspective?

*At LarsonCalculus.com, students can watch a video presentation of each lesson. These videos are by Dana Mosely.*

Does the author of the book have a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate students who major in mathematics?

*At Larson Texts in Erie, PA students can participate in a paid internship program that offers tuition reimbursement.*